Spectrum Health Systems’ community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in Massachusetts recently earned three-year accreditations from CARF International – an independent, accrediting body of health and human service providers founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

carf_goldseal_rgb_150Achieving accreditation requires demonstrated conformance to proven standards for business and service delivery practices, a commitment to continuous quality improvement, and ongoing performance monitoring. Spectrum’s accreditations were awarded following in-depth, three-day surveys at Spectrum programs in Worcester, Westborough, Framingham, Weymouth, Milford and Southbridge.

“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practical excellence,” said CARF International President and CEO Brian Boon in a letter announcing the accreditations.

“Our programs continually perform well during CARF accreditation surveys with minimal preparation,” said Spectrum Director of Quality of Improvement Dennis Theriault. “These results demonstrate that our services are ‘CARF ready’ at any given time and that we have truly incorporated these high standards into our everyday operations.”

For more information about the accreditation process, visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. Spectrum operates over 100 institutional and community-based programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee, Maine, Maryland, Iowa and Washington State – serving more than 40,000 individuals each year.

CONTACT: 
Andrew Strecker, Development Associate 
(508) 792-5400 x7113  

streckera@spectrumsys.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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